AT&T now has the Pantech Element
tablet up for pre-order. The 16GB device has an 8 inch display that Pantech says is "waterproof for life
" although we're not sure that taking a shower with it is a good idea (especially if it's plugged in!). In fact, the product is not designed for total submersion in liquid. The tablet will cost you $299.99 with a signed two-year contract for LTE service and without a pact, the price is $449.99. The Pantech Element is expected to start shipping on January 22nd.
There is some customization on top of Android 3.2, and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor powers the tablet. A pair of cameras can be found on the device with a 5MP shooter on back that captures video at 1080p while a 2MP one on front can be used for 720p video chats. The tablet also offers "Piezo Motor" haptic feedback
. To make sure that water doesn't get into the device, all of the ports have covers that close to seal them from liquids.
While AT&T is accepting pre-orders for the Pantech Element, there is no demo unit available yet at the stores, although we should be able to get a look at it during the CES next week. And we just might bring a glass of water with us.